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Sailingfast ILCA Thames Valley Series Grand Prix at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club

by David Symons 9 Jul 07:44 BST 6 July 2024
Sailingfast ILCA Thames Valley Series at Island Barn © David Symons

With winds gusting up to 31 knots and temperatures of just 15oC, it felt far from Wimbledon and Henley weather in Surrey for Island Barn's summer ILCA regatta in Surrey.

The event saw a mix of expert and novice racers taking part - the experts loving the testing conditions, the less experienced testing their resolve and learning plenty of big wind skills.

In the ILCA7, Richard Lymposs from Bowmoor finished ahead of Andrew Hill Smith.

In the ILCA6, Lucas Symons and Piotr Tokajuk battled it out with two wins each, just ahead of Leah May.

And in the ILCA4 kudos to Greg Walczak who clocked three wins out of the four races, ahead of Mike Goldring and Paul Southall.

It was great to see a mix of masters and youth sailors at the event and big thanks to all at Island Barn for providing a warm welcome and, as ever, a fine cream tea.

More photos here.

Overall Results:

PosHelmSail NoClubR1R2R3R4Pts
ILCA4
1Greg Walczak0IBRSC11213
2Mike Goldring1IBRSC22155
3Paul Southall204965IBRSC335511
5David Symons203312IBRSCNF)NS)NS)NS)15
5Midge21354IBRSCNF)NS)NS)NS)15
ILCA6
1Lucas Symons213540IBRSC32114
1Piotr Tokajuk209000IBRSC11224
3Leah May197629IBRSC23338
4Martin Yates4IBRSC544412
5Simon Brown209411Queen Mary4NS)NS)NS)19
ILCA7
1Richard Lymposs222771Bowmoor111NS)3
2Andrew Hill Smith215492Papercourt22215

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